Oxford English 4A Module 4 Unit 1
< A visit to Old MacDonald’s Farm>
Teacher: Zhang Yuanqin
School: Shanghai Foreign Languages Primary School Attached to Shanghai Normal University
Class: Class Four, Grade Four Students number: 56
Date: November 28, 2007
1. Students can read the words :
Vegetables, corn, tomato, potato, hay, carrot, cabbage
2. Students can know the meaning of the words:
popcorn, tomato sauce, potato chips, carrot juice
3. Students can express their ideas by using the sentences:
What do … like? They like ….
Here’s / Here are some …
4. Students can know the meaning of these sentences:
You can make … with …
… can give you …
5. To make the students know some knowledge about the farm
Teaching Aids: Multi-media
Ⅰ. Pre-task preparation:
1. Watch the farm views
Have you ever been to farm?
What can you see on a farm?
T: Yes, we can see many animals on the farm. Let’s sing a song.
Ⅱ. While-task procedures
1. Introduce some vegetables on the farm:
T: Today Old MacDonald will take you to visit his farm. Are you happy?
Look! He’s coming!
M: Welcome to my farm, dear children! Here you can see many vegetables, plants and animals. I plant many vegetables. Do you know them?
(ppt: vegetables pictures)
2. T: We eat vegetables everyday. They give us vitamin and make us strong and healthy!
3. T: Look! Old MacDonald will introduce some vegetables to you.
What’s your favourite vegetable? Please choose a number.
Say: My favourite vegetable is Number _____.
(ppt: number vegetables)
4. Ask individuals to say the vegetable they like and introduce them at random.
M: (carrot) They are long. Their colour is orange. They are hard and rough .They grow under the ground. Rabbits like eating them. I like to drink carrot juice. It’s nice!
(cabbage)It is round It is green. It has many big leaves. It looks like flower.
(corn) They are long and thin. We can eat them. Animals can eat them, too. They can be made to popcorn. Many people like to eat popcorn.
(tomato) They are red and orange. They are round. They have much VC. They are healthy for you and me. They can be made to tomato sauce.
(potato) They are small and hard. They grow under the ground. If you are hungry you can eat potatoes. They make you full. They can be made to potato chips.
pumpkin) They are big and round. They look like a big ball. They are orange. They are hard. People like to make pumpkin mask on Halloween Day
5. Introduce: grass and hay
T: There are so many vegetables. We should eat vegetables everyday because they are good for your health. Next Old MacDonald has a question to ask you, listen!
M: What are they? Are they vegetables?
To elicit: grass, hay
Do we eat grass and hay? What animals eat grass and hay?
(horses, sheep, cows…)
6. Say a rhyme
T: Vegetables are plants. Grass and hay are plants, too. Let’s say a rhyme. (listen one time, learn one time, say two times. )
The plants on the farm
I like potatoes.
Potatoes are round
Rabbits like carrots.
They are underground
Corn is healthy for you and me
Tomatoes, tomatoes, red and sweet
Can you run fast
With a pumpkin mask?
Cabbage on the farm
Looks like a flower
Grass and hay are very good plants
They are the animal food
They are on the farm!
7. T: Oh! It’s the feeding time. We can feed the animals now!
Listen to Old MacDonald. What do the animals like? And finish the exercise sheet on you
M: It’s time to feed the animals. Do you want to feed them, dear children? Now listen, what do the animals like? Some animals like corn, they are hens, pigs and ducks. Except corn, hens also eat worms, ducks eat small fishes. And pigs like many kinds of food, they also like tomatoes, potatoes. Four animals like to eat grass, they are horses, rabbits, cows and sheep. Except grass, horses like to eat hay. And rabbits like carrots and cabbage. OH, I’ve got two dogs on my farm. They like to eat meat and bones. Do you remember? Never mind, I will repeat it. Some animals like corn, they are hens, pigs and ducks. Except corn, hens also eat worms, ducks eat small fishes. And pigs like many kinds of food, they also like tomatoes, potatoes. Four animals like to eat grass, they are horses, rabbits, cows and sheep. Except grass, horses like to eat hay. And rabbits like carrots and cabbage. OH, I’ve got two dogs on my farm. They like to eat meat and bones.
(Students do the listening exercises)
What do they like? (corn hay grass carrots cabbage potatoes tomatoes bones worms(虫） fishes meat)
Ask individuals to feedback.
8. Pairs work:
T: Now, let’s do pairs work. Please practice with your deskmate.
A: What do _______ like?
B: They like_______.
A: Here’s/ Here are some ________.
Ⅲ. Post-task activities
1. T: Old MacDonald has barn where the animals live in. But this barn is too old. Animals don’t like it any more. Old MacDonald is sad. Let’s help him, Ok?
M: Look at my barn. It’s too old. Animals don’t like it. They are angry.
Cow: We don’t like it! We are angry!
2. M: I need money to build a new barn. Can you help me, my dear children?
T: How can we help Old MacDonald? Here are some good ideas. Look.
You can make chips with potatoes.
Hens can give you eggs.
3. T: Now discuss in groups and give your suggestions to Old MacDonald.
____________ ________________ _________________ ______________
You can make ___________ with ________.
______ can give you ________.
4. T: Dear children, you are so clever! Now Old MacDonald is so happy. He can sell these food to the Supermarket. He can make more money. And he can build a new barn for his animals!
M: Thank you! I will build a new barn. Welcome to my farm again!
5. T: Today’s homework is a small composition. Please write
Class is over. Goodbye, children!